Control by diet and it working?

By Turtle Latest Reply 2009-10-04 15:45:25 -0500
Started 2009-10-03 22:36:38 -0500

I have been controlling my diabetes with diet and exercise ever since I was first diagnosed a few years ago. No diabetic meds. My a1c has been going up steadily and I do not understand why my doc won't do something. My numbers have been high w/ every check since I saw her a couple of weeks ago. Even my morning before bkfast is high. I am seeing my doc this Wed. and hopefully she will do the a1c she left out at my recent check up. Well, I have rambled long enough. I hope someone has some ideas.

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Turtle 2009-10-04 15:45:25 -0500 Report

Earlier my dr told me I could eat more calories but when I did I gained weight and my numbers went up.

I can eat pasta and bread but I stick to the recomendations the diatician gave me. 1 piece of bread and 1 cup of pasta. I do measure and now that I am in assisted living, I will talk w/ the cook about measureing for me


SkipT 2009-10-04 11:43:44 -0500 Report

Sometimes we tend to fall back into old habits with our eating when we think we are in control. I noticed that I was adding little"extras" to my diet and my numbers started to creep up. Got back on the straight and narrow, and everything is back under control again.

mamaoak 2009-10-04 15:12:26 -0500 Report

well skip hope your numbers were not to bad you do us proud. keep up the good work. my dr said i could eat more caloies but i think if i do my numbers will climb as well keep up the good work.

gma 2009-10-04 10:38:07 -0500 Report

Well my friend you have done a better job than I have. I have been a Diabetic for a year now same as you no meds but I do good for a short than I seem to fall back into food. Do you find that you cant eat alot of things? It seems only Veggies and meat and fish for me if I eat pasta or oatmeal or cerals it spikes?

mamaoak 2009-10-04 15:15:49 -0500 Report

well i find that as well only been off the meds since augst i find i really have to keep tight control and a lot of walking as well.

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